One thing I realized while I was 17 is that I love making lists. So here is a list of other things I learned while 17.
17 things I learned before I turned 18
Order the waiter’s favorite
Unless it’s the steak
The only way out really is in
You only get what you have the courage to ask for
There is really no such thing as too loud
As tough as it is to be open and vulnerable there is nothing more special and rewarding than keeping your heart wide, wide open
Other things that don’t exist include the states of being overdressed or overeducated
If you love something, SCREAM IT. That being said... don’t tell anyone everything because they’ll ruin it for you
Don’t turn away from the things that scare you as those are the things that matter the most
Everyone has something to share and you should let them. Be apart of making room to let that person speak and let them do the talking
If someone sets a seat for you at the table, sit down
GO TO YOGA. Even it it means dragging yourself there
A change of scenery will almost always make you feel better
So will dancing
Music & sweatshirts are best shared
You only end up regretting the things you did not do, and laughing about the ones you did and fucked up on. So do everything you possibly can
There is no one better to learn from than yourself- so write everything down and then read, read and reread it until you can walk away from it knowing more
Bonus 18... keep your nails red all the time. It is your weapon.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW IF YOU NEVER TRRRRYYYYYY???????
Today I bought a lottery ticket and Camel lights just like Lady Bird. Not everything after 17 sucks. Thanks for reading. Buy a t shirt if you haven’t already. Cheers to many more birthdays! With love, Jenna <3